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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: camarade, from Old Spanish camarada 'group of people sleeping in one room, friend', from cámara 'room', from Late Latin camera; CHAMBER

comrade

noun
     
com‧rade [countable]
1 formal a friend, especially someone who shares difficult work or danger:
He misses his comrades from his days in the Army.
2 socialists or communists often call each other 'comrade', especially in meetings:
Comrades, please support this motion.
comradely adjective

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